Funk promises glory next term

Scarborough v Pickering Rudy Funk concerned pic richard ponter 111395g '2/04/11
Scarborough v Pickering Rudy Funk concerned pic richard ponter 111395g '2/04/11

SCARBOROUGH Athletic boss Rudy Funk believes that the 2012-2013 campaign will be a totally different kettle of fish.

Funk has been a little disappointed with the current season, which has seen Boro edge away from the promotion pushers, due mainly to a lack of consistency.

They currently lie fifth going into tomorrow’s game at home to Maltby Main, seven points behind the leading pairing of Bridlington Town and Retford United.

Funk said: “We haven’t had a bad season so far, we have just lacked the consistency that you need to challenge.

“Our away form, until last weekend, has been great, it has been the home form that has let us down a little.

“That could be down to the expectation level, the players do sometimes get a little edgy.

“All the players know what I want to achieve at this club, so maybe they are under pressure, in my opinion they do have the pedigree to cope though.

“There has been a huge misunderstanding from people around the club because I have never said that we would get promoted this season.

“I did say that I would bring success, but I didn’t say this season.

“Next season will be completely different because we will definitely be challenging then.

“We have had a season for the players to get used to things and to settle down.

“We did have high hopes for a few players this year, but a few have faded away unfortunately. We are still not far away though.

“I have a number of players in the pipeline for next season, we are just a few away from making things right.

“Changes will be made in the summer and we will regroup, but that is just a natural process.”